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CONTACT GROUP OF WORKING GROUP I

The Contact Group working on Chapter IV, Section C (health) continued work on Tuesday evening and Wednesday. In paragraph 94 (women's right to health and equality), a compromise formula was agreed, asserting the right of all women to control all aspects of their health, "in particular" their own fertility. In paragraph 95 (discrimination against girls), an informal group was formed to discuss the reference to parental responsibility. Brackets were removed from [unwanted] pregnancy and [unsafe abortions], and [women's self determination]. In paragraph 96 (reproductive health defined), a proposal was made to replace the entire paragraph with paragraphs 7.2 and 7.3 of the ICPD Agreement. In paragraph 97 (sexual rights), a proposal was made for deletion. The paragraph was the subject of further negotiations. Negotiations resumed in the evening.